What do you know about OpenStax?
Some facts about the OER Material at OpenStax:
1) You can just take the content and use it as is! Many think that OER needs to be developed by scratch, but that's definitely not the case. If you like the content, so can just take it and use it. At CLC, some sociology and history courses utilize the OpenStax books.
2) You can easily modify the content. Each OpenStax book is creative commons licensed so that you can adapt the book and add your own content to fit your direct educational needs. At CLC, statistics is one class that has taken advantage of this option.
3) OpenStax CNX: The content in OpenStax CNX comes in two formats: modules, which are like small "knowledge chunks," and collections, which are groups of modules structured into books or course notes, or for other uses. Our open license allows for free use and reuse of all our content.
4) OpenStax also hosts a series of free webinars that anyone can join to help you learn more about OpenStax and OER in general. OpenStax and OER: A Quick Overview will be held on Oct. 18 from 2-3pm.
Finally, CLC was recently selected to be an OpenStax Institutional Partner. They are an integral factor in helping us come up with a direct strategic plan for OER and connecting us with other institutions nationwide.